Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill is Friday’s Box-Toppers Player of the Day.
Hill struck out eight over six scoreless innings, allowing two hits and one walk, in the 11-1 win over the Padres.
Top 10 playersHere are the top 10 players in Box-Toppers points (BTP) for the 2018 season through the games of Aug. 24:
|1||Scherzer, Max 2588||pi sp||dc nl||21.1|
|2||Sale, Chris 2806||pi sp||bos al||20.1|
|3||Nola, Aaron 3569||pi sp||phi nl||18.1|
|4||Severino, Luis 3567||pi sp||nyy al||16.7|
|5||Berrios, Jose 3791||pi sp||min al||16.1|
|6||Paxton, James 3280||pi sp||sea al||16.0|
|7||Cole, Gerrit 3232||pi sp||hou al||16.0|
|8||Verlander, Justin 2112||pi sp||hou al||15.4|
|9||Snell, Blake 3688||pi sp||tb al||15.4|
|10||Carrasco, Carlos 2885||pi sp||cle al||15.1|
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Hill earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day, giving him 6.0 for the season, 38th among National League pitchers.
Hill had a Box-Toppers game score Friday of +11.0, same as Mets pitcher Jason Vargas, who was Player of the Game in the 3-0 win over the Nationals (6IP 3H 0R 0BB 8K W). But Hill held the tiebreaker to earn overall Player of the Day because he allowed fewer hits than Vargas—two vs. three.
American League Player of the Day—Rangers pitcher Cory Gearrin struck out four over 1 2/3 middle relief innings, allowing no runs, hits or walks, in the 7-6, 10-inning win over the Giants.
American League Batter of the Day—Luke Voit of the Yankees hit a pair of two-run homers, going 3-for-5, scoring twice and driving in four runs, in the 7-5, 10-inning win over the Orioles.
This was Voit’s Box-Toppers debut, the first time in his career he earned Player of the Game honors. Voit made his Major League debut June 25, 2017, and was playing in his 78th career game.
National League Batter of the Day—There is no NL Batter of the Day for Friday because no NL batters earned Player of the Game honors.
Notable—Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez has the most 2018 Box-Toppers points among the 15 who earned Player of the Game honors Friday.
Martinez (1.2IP 0H 0R 0BB 3K W in the 7-5 win over the Rockies) earns 1.0 Box-Toppers point, giving him 7.0 for the season, 68th among all players and 30th among NL pitchers.
Debut—In addition to Voit, two other players made their Box-Toppers debuts Friday with their first career Player of the Game honors:
- Cubs pitcher Alec Mills (5.2IP 3H R BB 8K ND in the 3-2, 10-inning win over the Reds) made his Major League debut May 16, 2016, and was playing in his fifth career game.
- Ramon Laureano of the Athletics (HR 1-1 R BI in the 7-1 win over the Twins) made his Major League debut Aug. 3 and was playing in his 16th career game.
Scoring—Hill earns 2.0 Box-Toppers points for being Player of the Day and Gearrin earns 1.7 points for being AL Player of the Day. Voit earns 1.5 points for being AL Batter of the Day. All of Friday’s other Players of the Game (listed in the chart below) earn 1.0 Box-Toppers point.
About Box-Toppers—Box-Toppers tracks who most helps their team win the most games. Using standard box score statistics, Box-Toppers uses a simple formula to determine a Player of the Game for each Major League Baseball game played. That player is the person who contributed most to his team’s win. In regular season games, players earn 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being named Player of the Game and can earn bonus points for being Player of the Day or top player or batter in their league for the day.
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Top player from each gameListed from highest to lowest Box-Toppers game score (BTG)
|MLB||+11.0||LAD 11, SD 1||Rich Hill (W, 6‑4)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||2||0||0||1||8|
|+11.0||NYM 3, WSH 0||Jason Vargas (W, 4‑8)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||3||0||0||0||8|
|+7.2||`CHC 3, CIN 2 (F/10)||Alec Mills||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.2||3||1||1||1||8|
|+6.0||MIA 1, ATL 0||Dan Straily (W, 5‑6)||‑||‑||‑||‑||6.0||3||0||0||1||4|
|AL||+5.2||TEX 7, SF 6 (F/10)||Cory Gearrin (W, 2‑1)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.2||0||0||0||0||4|
|+5.0||`MIL 7, PIT 6 (F/15)||Corbin Burnes||‑||‑||‑||‑||3.0||1||0||0||0||3|
|+4.2||STL 7, COL 5||Carlos Martinez (W, 7‑6)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.2||0||0||0||0||3|
|BAT||+4.0||NYY 7, BAL 5 (F/10)||Luke Voit 1B||5||2||3||4||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+4.0||TB 10, BOS 3||Willy Adames SS||3||3||2||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+3.0||HOU 9, LAA 3||Marwin Gonzalez LF||5||2||2||4||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+3.0||TOR 4, PHI 2||Billy McKinney LF||1||1||1||2||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+3.0||`SEA 6, ARI 3||Nick Vincent (H, 14)||‑||‑||‑||‑||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|+2.0||KC 5, CLE 4||Salvador Perez C||3||1||1||3||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+2.0||OAK 7, MIN 1||Ramon Laureano CF||1||1||1||1||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑||‑|
|+1.2||`CHW 6, DET 3||Reynaldo Lopez||‑||‑||‑||‑||5.2||4||2||2||3||7|
AL—Overall American League Player of the Day, worth 1.7 total Box-Toppers points.
NL—Overall National League Player of the Day, worth 1.7 total Box-Toppers points.
BAT—Top AL or NL Batter of the Day, worth 1.5 total Box-Toppers points.
All other players listed here earn Player of the Game honors, worth 1.0 Box-Toppers point.
` Pitcher had a no-decision in the game and did not pick up a win or a save.
Box-Toppers point totals of the day’s top playersHere are Box-Toppers point totals of each of the Player of the Game winners. Players are ranked by their Box-Toppers point total for the current season (’18). Also shown are each players’ Box-Toppers point total for this season and last (’17-18), the period 2013-2018 (’13-18) and each players’ career point total. Also shown is how their 2018 Box-Toppers point total compares with their 2017 total (+/-).
|Player of the Game||Pos||Team||’18||’17‑18||’13‑18||Career||+/‑|
|Martinez, Carlos 3371||pi sp||stl nl||7.0||16.5||43.6||43.6||-2.5|
|Hill, Rich 2215||pi sp||lad nl||6.0||18.7||37.1||56.8||-6.7|
|Straily, Dan 3080||pi sp||fla nl||5.0||14.7||30.4||32.4||-4.7|
|Vargas, Jason 2055||pi sp||nym nl||3.0||14.0||31.7||61.2||-8.0|
|Burnes, Corbin 4029||pi mr cp||mil nl||3.0||3.0||3.0||3.0||+3.0|
|Lopez, Reynaldo 3712||pi sp mr||chi al||2.7||2.7||4.7||4.7||+2.7|
|McKinney, Billy 4049||lf rf||tor al||2.5||2.5||2.5||2.5||+2.5|
|Perez, Salvador 2972||ca||kc al||2.0||9.5||25.2||31.2||-5.5|
|Vincent, Nick 3203||pi mr||sea al||2.0||3.0||7.0||7.0||+1.0|
|Adames, Willy 4041||ss||tb al||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||+2.0|
|Gearrin, Cory 3838||pi mr||tex al||1.7||2.7||2.7||2.7||+0.7|
|Voit, Luke 4053||1b||nyy al||1.5||1.5||1.5||1.5||+1.5|
|Gonzalez, Marwin 3078||lf||hou al||1.0||7.7||11.7||13.2||-5.7|
|Laureano, Ramon 4054||cf||oak al||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||+1.0|
|Mills, Alec 4052||pi sp||chi nl||1.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||+1.0|
About Box-Toppers’ team abbreviations
Tracking who most helps their teams win the most games, based on box score stats. A method to measure & compare baseball's top players.
Box-Toppers tracks who most helps their team win the most games. Using standard box score statistics, Box-Toppers uses a simple formula to determine a Player of the Game for each Major League Baseball game played. That player is the person who contributed most to his team’s win. Players earn Box-Toppers points for being named Player of the Game and can earn bonus points for being Player of the Day or top player or batter in their league for the day.